Monday, March 10, 2008

Studio Visit with Pierre Merkl III

It was at the Inter-Dada Festival of 1984 in San Francisco where I first met Pierre Merkl. He’s a man of many talents and interests; so many that we decided to just focus on painting in a studio visit for this video. I couldn’t resist including his 1961 Chrysler New Yorker in the interview - he gave me a ride on my very last night in this city before I moved to New York in 1986. He still has the car! Pierre exhibits with Newmark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've seen Pierre Merkl's "The Comment" before, but this time I was immediately struck by how this painting really speaks to the hyper sensistive climate vis a vis the current political race. It came alive for me on a whole new level. Pierre is one of the most interesting artists (and people) working today.

Newmark Gallery